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  • All weigh-in sessions and their duration’s must be posted and communicated to all lifters and coaches.
  • The weigh-ins must be in a private area, where only the competitor, the competitor’s coach, coach appointee, or manager, and the referees or appointed officials are present. The lifter’s recorded body weight must not be made public until all lifters competing in that particular category have been weighed.
  • There must be at least 2 officials from different countries at the weigh-in at Continental or World Championships.
  • There will be only 1 weigh-in; this will be the day before the particular lifting day of those categories, the weigh-in will be open the whole day (morning till evening).
  • There is no weigh-in on the day of the lifting classes.
  • The weigh-in of the competitors shall be initiated 24 hours before the start of the competition for a particular day.
  • Additional interim weigh-in sessions may be provided at the discretion and agreement of the competition Organization Committee and appointed GPC Contest Officials.
  • In cases where inclement weather and/or hazardous conditions exist in the area of the venue, extension of weigh-in time shall be determined upon the discretion of the technical officer or appointed GPC contest official.
  • All lifters in the category must weigh-in during one of the mandatory or additional
    (if provided) weigh-in sessions, which will be carried out in the presence or authority of at least one GPC referee.
  • By Continental or World competitions, no double registrations are allowed, e.g. masters and open.
  • All non-open lifters must at the weigh in produce proof of birth ID passport, driving license. Non-open lifters who do not produce proof of age will not be allowed to weigh-in.
  • The weigh-ins must be in a private area, where only the competitor, the competitor’s coach, coach appointee, or manager, and the referees or appointed officials are present. The lifter’s recorded body weight must not be made public until all lifters competing in that particular category have been weighed.
  • Lifters must be weighed nude or in standard underwear (briefs for men, bra and briefs for women).
  • The weigh-in procedure must ensure that lifters are weighed only in the presence of their own sex, additional officials may be appointed for this purpose.
  • During the weigh-in session’s lifters uncertain about items of costume or personal equipment that may be used should have items inspected and verified by the GPC referees.
  • Lots will be drawn to establish the order of the initial weigh-in. The lots drawn also establish the order of the lifting throughout the competition when lifters require the same weights for their attempts.
  • Each lifter may only be weighed once. Only whose body weight is heavier or lighter than the category limits of the category entered are allowed to return to the scale. They must return to the scales and make weight during one of the official weigh-in sessions and before the end of the final weigh-in sessions, otherwise they will be eliminated from the competition for that body weight category.
  • Lifters trying to make weight may be re-weighed as often as they wish within the allowances of time and the posted weigh-in schedule.
    Exception: If a lifter steps on the scale and officially enters a certain weight class, he is not allowed to be re-weighted to make another weight class.
  • A lifter who is too heavy may move into the next higher category. The lifter must again be weighed during the weigh-in sessions scheduled for the new category. All qualifying standards must be met. Proof of qualifications resides with the lifter.
  • A lifter who weighs lighter than the lower limit of the category may drop into the next lower category, provided it - has not already taken place. All qualifying standards must be met. Proof of qualification resides with the lifter.
  • Official body weights shall be recorded to the nearest tenth of a kilogram.
  • At the weigh-in, the lifter must declare a first attempt for all three lifts.
  • Any lifter that has not weighed in and had his or her opening attempts recorded at the last weigh-in session that ends thirty minutes prior to the start of his or her session, round or flight, may not compete in that session, round or flight. In the case where there is one session in the competition, that competitor shall not be allowed to participate in the competition.
  • Weigh-in record form must be completed in full after every session, and given to the Technical Officer before the start of lifting.

Weigh-in Record
GPC World Championships



Date: _____/_____/________

Weigh in session number: ____________________

 

q  Power lifting
q  Bench press


q  Men
q  Women

 

Age Category: q Teens          q Juniors         q Open           q Master         q All

 

Weight Class:

q 44                q 60                            q 90                            q 140
q 48                q 67,5                         q 100                          q 140+
q 52                q 70                            q 110                         
q 56                q 82,5                         q 125                          q All classes

 

Referees conducting weigh in:

Name:                               Country:                                    Signature:

01. ______________                  _____________           _____________

02. ______________                  _____________           _____________

03. ______________                  _____________           _____________

04. ______________                  _____________           _____________

 


Weigh in start time: ________                                  Weigh in finish time: ______

Competition start time: _______                               date: _____/_____/________

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